TiVo® Premiere Specifications: The Basics

  • Premiere plugs directly into your cable service, replacing your cable box, but does not provide your cable TV programming.
  • Premiere works with cable and antenna, not satellite.
  • Premiere requires a single CableCARD™ from your cable company.
  • A high-speed Internet connection is required to enjoy some features including video on demand.
  • TiVo ® Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL come with a 1-Year Limited Warranty.

Detailed Specifications

TiVo Premiere TiVo Premiere XL
Recording capacity Up to 45 hours of HD
Up to 400 hours of SD
Up to 150 hours of HD
Up to 1,350 hours SD
TV input sources Digital cable, HD and standard-defintion antenna (ATSC), Verizon FIOS®
Does not support satellite or AT&T U-verse
Video output modes 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Outputs HDMI, component video, composite video, optical audio, analog audio
Inputs CableCARD™ support, cable coax, antenna coax
Other ports Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 ports (2), E-SATA
Wireless adapter support TiVo Wireless N, Wireless G network adapters
Phone adapter support Yes, requires purchase of a TiVo USB Phone Line Adapter
Energy consumption ENERGY STAR® certified
Series architecture TiVo Series4™ architecture
THX® sound and video certification Not THX® certified THX® certified for exceptional sound and video quality
Remote control Standard TiVo remote TiVo Glo Premium backlit remote
Dimensions 16.5" W x 9.7" D x 2.4" H with feet (2.1" H without feet - bezel height)
Outer carton: 19.75" W x 13" D x 6.125" H.
Carton weight 6.8 lbs
Included in the carton TiVo Premiere (or Premiere XL)
TiVo remote (TiVo Glo Premium backlit remote with XL)
Cables: HDMI, Ethernet, composite video/stereo audio, power
Batteries for the remote control


TiVo Premiere front diagram TiVo Premiere back diagram

* Broadband Internet connection required. Due to restrictions placed by copyright holders, certain premium programming cannot be transferred to computers or mobile devices. TiVo Desktop Plus software (sold separately) is required to transfer recordings to mobile devices.

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